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Re: st: Mata version control


From   Ben Jann <ben.jann@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Mata version control
Date   Sat, 14 Feb 2009 22:31:50 +0100

I also was surprised when I first noticed that functions compiled and
saved under -version 9- in Stata 10 do not work in Stata 9.
ben

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 5:41 PM, Partha Deb <partha.deb@hunter.cuny.edu> wrote:
> Hi Ben,
>
> I do have access to Stata 9 on another machine so can compile there, but it
> is less convenient, hence my initial question.  I am puzzled, however.
>  -help [M-2] version- seems to suggest to me that it is possible to compile
> with an earlier Mata version.
>
> "    In syntax 1, Stata's version command (see [P] version) sets the version
>   before entering Mata.  This specifies both the compiler and library
>   versions to be used.  Syntax 1 is recommended."
>
> Perhaps I misunderstand this.
>
> Best.
>
> Partha
>
>
>
>
> Ben Jann wrote:
>>
>> As far as I know you have to use Stata 9 to compile a function, if you
>> want to use the function in Stata 9 (a Stata 9 compiled function,
>> however, will also work under Stata 10).
>>
>> If you don't have Stata 9 then my suggestion would be to just include
>> the source code in an ado-file so that it compiles on the fly.
>>
>> ben
>>
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